Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Resigns

Photo Credit: REUTERS / John Sommers II

Photo Credit: REUTERS / John Sommers II

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, is resigning from the campaign.

Benton, who previously held high-level roles in Ron Paul and Rand Paul’s campaigns, confirmed his resignation Friday evening, explaining that he is stepping down after his name surfaced in news reports about a scandal involving the 2012 presidential campaign.

Earlier this week, a former Iowa state senator pleaded guilty to charges related to receiving money from the Ron Paul presidential campaign in return for his endorsement.

Benton, who was Paul’s political director, denies any wrongdoing but admits it has become a distraction for McConnell.

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